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  1. Noticing a lot of the names being put out there are folks that were once at a very high point in the comedy scene but whose shtick has just gotten old and not holding up over time. Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller being prime examples. In the 90s, Adam Sandler was near the top of the comedy food chain when his bit was somewhat fresh. Same with Stiller in having just become predictable. There was a point where I would've considered him the king of uncomfortable, awkward, comedy. But now you pretty much know exactly what you're gonna get with his movies. As far as Will Ferrell, I've noticed he's a love or hate kinda guy. I and many others I know love him. But I've also talked to quite a few people who just can't stand the guy. Rob Schneider and Seth Green have always been those guys for me. Never really found either one of them to be funny.
  2. Tool starts streaming today too. Pretty solid weekend from a media release perspective.
  3. On one hand, he's 60 and has had the same gig literally for my entire life (Got the job in 87) and as he stated in that business not everyone gets to go out on their own terms. So in that sense, good for him. Although I would love to see the end of his tenure end differently than Beamer's with a snapped streak. He'll be set for the rest of his life and likely get a nice (and frankly well deserved) kush gig somewhere within the VPI program. On the other, I honestly can't help but believe that him not getting the HC gig after Beamer left plays SOME role in this. I've heard he and Fuente aren't always on the same page. But that's just speculation I've heard here and there and could be completely wrong. But at the same time, there's no question that had to have some effect. I know I wasn't the only one who basically assumed the job was his and was very surprised when they hired Fuente instead.
  4. I'm sure the basketball and lacrosse Nattys UVa won this year haven't helped those feelings much TBH. Lol They DO NOT like it when we get nice things. Seeing a whole lot of Hokies really clinging hard to "The Streak" lately. Which, hey, I get it. Don't get me wrong, I'm going to absolutely lose my s**** whenever we finally end that damn thing and bring the Cup back to CVille. But I get it. If I was in their spot I would be holding onto that too.
  5. I'll try to keep the homerism minimal. But I can't lie, I'm legit excited about UVa this year. If Bryce Perkins stays healthy and Anae & co can find a way to compensate for losing Jordan Ellis and Olamide Zacchaeus this offense could be one of the best in the ACC. Some pundits are predicting us to take the Coastal and other big things which is cool. But I'm waiting until after the Pitt game to let myself buy too far into the hype yet. But at this point it's hard not to feel pretty good going into Week 1.
  6. Trip to the Big House sounds like a blast, hope you enjoy. On my bucket list as well. Anxious to bounce back after the Belk Bowl eh? Go Hoos!
  7. Agreed. I think their schedule is going to be their best friend. Taking that into account I think the ceiling is about 10-2, I would expect around 8-4, and the floor is .500.
  8. Been waiting for this year's iteration of this thread to pop up! Yeah, Bama and Clemson in the top two without a doubt. Not really putting much stake in anything else until after the first week at least, and even then it's suspect as to who's really in any sort of contention. That time of year when all the CFB podcasts are starting to put out their preview episodes and I start eating it all up. At this point the season can't get here fast enough.
  9. I saw this earlier this morning! Obviously I'm excited for the new album, but I'm super hyped that the back catalog is going to be streaming. Trying to taper the hype about the new album just because with long awaited stuff like this it's so easy to let the hype impair the ability to fairly judge a new album.
  10. I get so irrationally annoyed at the common office salutations that treat regular days as a holiday. "Happy Monday", "Happy Friday", etc. I don't know why.
  11. Currently pouring over the ticketing sites for the best deal for Knotfest when it comes around VA in September. Gojira Behemoth Volbeat Slipknot I've seen everyone in the lineup at least once except Volbeat who I'm kinda meh on and hope they surprise me. Most excited to see Behemoth again and Slipknot. Last time I saw Slipknot was a few years ago and it was absolutely electric. Hoping they bring the same energy.
  12. Agreed. One would think that has to be the next step. That fight would be fantastic.
  13. I really need to bite the bullet and get DAZN. Been saying it for a while now.
  14. Any thoughts on tomorrow's Showtime card? I plan on watching, but man I can't see anything that makes me feel like Davis isn't gonna win this thing outright in 5 rounds or less.
  15. I want to be excited about the Davis v Nunez fight tomorrow night. I really do, but there's absolutely nothing there that makes me believe Gervonta Davis isn't going to win it handily in 5 Rounds or less.
  16. Playoffs or a lot of Day offs
  17. I'm with you. When I'm on vacation, I'm chillin. That's what I want to do. Sure, when I go somewhere cool I want to sightsee and experience where I'm traveling to. But I also make it a point to operate on my own schedule and do things at a pace I can enjoy myself, and carve out some time to just sit back and enjoy the fact that nothing is going on and that I'm not responsible for a damn thing lol. YUP. Sometimes folks don't understand that doing nothing is what I'm doing. "What are you up to this weekend?" "Man, I'm doing nothing." "Oh, so you're free?" "NOPE! I said I'm doing nothing. Never said I was free."
  18. Was just tweeting about this earlier this morning. I stopped watching Shark Week a few years ago after they did all they Megalodon BS. It just became unwatchable with all the nonsense. I loved and still love the real actual shark docs and informative stuff. I think it's fascinating. But it seemed to become so much more about the former and not the latter that I couldn't enjoy it anymore personally. I'd totally watch again if the premise went back to actually being informative.
  19. Wellp... In reference to my previous post from the other day, we blew it. But at the same time, we hit the bar. After having a few days of trying to keep some distance from most Skins related media and the like in order to just gather myself and try to create a viewpoint that isn't hampered by pure emotion, I think I've come to grips with things... As disappointing as Sunday was, we're on schedule. As bad I wanted Sunday to be another example of being ahead, to show the folks still skeptical or even in denial that we have the ability to put the QB issue to bed, and to end the season on a note that shows some real change in ending the back to back postseason appearance drought, that isn't what we got. Instead, we all left FedEx or wherever we watched with a taste in our mouths that was not only foul to begin with, but the foulness was enhanced by familiarity. I'm finding though, that the aftertaste is nowhere near as wretch inducing as the past. Much like the loss to GB in the first round last year, I'm finding myself much more able to soothe the pain of the loss with hope for the future in knowing the rebuild is still moving according to plan. But realistically, I could be wrong since next year will be the biggest test of the bunch without a doubt. Setting a bar for a team digging out of such a deep hole is not necessarily easy, but much more forgiving than it is making a prediction that requires less leeway in the margin for error. By next year, if this train is still on the rails I've predicted it will be, the losses count more, while the wins trend further into the realm of expectation. This upcoming offseason is without question the most important for Scot, Jay, and the franchise as a whole in a really long time. The holes in the play on the field are not just readily apparent, they're constant. Miss addressing them and you create the mentality of the "same old story" and greatly hinder the potential balance of performance between offense, defense, and the bits in between that affect the two. Yet, ignore one unit completely to focus on the other, and you risk a shortfall of output and the security of depth to maintain a good performance that keeps you in ball games. I firmly believe that we're on the right track and are on pace to bring this team to a level that hasn't been seen by anyone in my generation, often called "The lost generation", due to having come on the scene at the start of the decline with not much more than a few 10-6 years and short lived playoff appearances to show for it. I don't necessarily mean multiple SB titles. I mean a team that's good on the level of garnering constant respect. On a level of always being a test for anyone coming to town. And on a level of exorcising many of the demons brought forth from the past couple decades of futility. Time will only tell y'all.
  20. A few random thoughts... 1. Going to my first Mason game tonight. They're playing VCU, and both are at the top of the A10 so I'm sure it's gonna be fun. As I've made very clear here on multiple occasions I'm a UVa and UF fan with love for WVU and PSU. But being a NoVa native, I have no beef with GMU and it seemed kinda weird being a big sports fan that I literally pass Eagle Bank Arena every day on my commute and I've never been to a game. Been to multiple concerts there, worked events there, saw the Globetrotters play there, lol hell I graduated high school there. Yet never been to an actual GMU game. So why the eff not. Go Pats. 2. DC United is making it harder and harder to defend them, and have officially pushed myself and many others away from possibly becoming STHs with this new STH agreement they're issuing now. Along with the fact that they're trying to make it a point to have the Supporter's Section in the new stadium consist of only STHs. That's bunk man. 3. This coming Sunday will most likely be the last game I get to go to with my cousin who I've been going to games with for 7+ years since he's about to head out to MS for school with the Marines. Bittersweet because I'm proud so of him for what he's doing and know it's for the greater good of his future, but I'm gonna miss going nuts over big plays and singing the fight song with him.
  21. I firmly believe that Sunday's game is THE truest barometer of gauging whether or not the intended overall culture changes to the franchise are actually truly taking hold. The Carolina game was one, and they failed. But as discouraging as that night was, it almost seems like nothing compared to Sunday. If we lose this game, and end our season that night on our own accord, that will truly be the MOST Redskins way to cap off this season. I believe in what's been happening, I believe in what Scot, Jay, and co are doing here. I believe in this rebuild and that we're finally putting things on track and in the right direction. I believe I'm witnessing this franchise actually go about this the correct way for literally the first time in my entire life. But I think that Sunday will truly tell us where this team stands in its rebuild process and its culture change. I've said from the jump, since we got a true GM that during his contract tenure, the 4 year plan should/could/will look something like this. And I've been pretty damn close so far.... Year 1- The bar was 6-10. That would show an actual improvement. Show that we're moving up from the dismal previous couple years. We took advantage of a down year in the division and the league in general really and overperformed and got ourselves a winning record and into the postseason. Year 2- Bar is 8-8. The tie ensures that doesn't happen I know. But we're hovering there. Plus, we're hovering there in a year in which the division kicked back into gear and is one of the best in the league again. Year 3- Bar is 10-6+. A losing record is not only unacceptable, but we should be competing for the division. Year 4- The bar is competing for the conference. By this point the core should be established, the pieces in place, and this team should be one teams are marking on their calendars for extra prep. We should be a team no one wants to play. By this point, we should be a regular on the FOX 4pm national broadcast. By December we should not be concerned about making the playoffs. We should be concerned about home field. I put this stress on Sunday because, well, y'all I'm so damn tired of feeling like games like Sunday are traps and just setups for ultimate letdowns. If this team is truly moving in the direction it needs to to become a winner, it needs to overcome that. I'm definitely not saying that all is lost and the sky falls if we lose Sunday. There is a lot to be positive about with this team. I'm just saying that a strong performance and W on Sunday should be a sign of this team turning a corner.
  22. Speaking of PS4. Have a question. In the past, I was able to use Share Play to play a game of FIFA with a buddy who didn't have the game. But recently, I tried to do it again and for some reason couldn't figure out how to get the game set up so that he could play me. Seemed the feature was working okay since he could see my cycling through menus, and the option to pass the controller and everything was there. But I couldn't figure out how to get a game started in which we could both play. I know it's possible since I've done it before. Anyone able to shed a little light on the steps to make it happen?
  23. When you've taken a short ES hiatus, come back, and the whole site is completely different.
  24. I'm partial to Heidi and Carla from Butcher Babies and Alissa White-Gluz myself. ..And yeah, Shinedown is cool. But I'd put them more in that general rock category way before I'd consider them metal.